David Irving is dangerously close to never being signed to a team again, if that is his ultimate goal one day.
The Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle was suspended indefinitely two weeks ago for violating the NFL’s drug policy, so he abruptly announced on Instagram Live that he was quitting the NFL altogether.
“Basically, guys, I quit. I know they’re talking about a suspension and all this other nonsense. I’m out of there. I’m not doing this s— no more,” Irving said.
“I’m going to be addicted to something, I’d rather it be marijuana, which is medical,” Irving said. “I do not consider it a drug.”
“But let’s it straight…I love football…However, I don’t love the NFL. The NFL isn’t football.”
Fast forward to this week and the DT has thrown out an accusation from his former head coach.
While speaking to USA Today, Irving revealed what Jason Garrett allegedly told him before making his decision.
“He told me I should just quit, smoke all the weed I want, the team didn’t need me. I’m a distraction to the team.”
Irving definitely has the talent to be a top notch NFL player, but he just continues to get into his own way. He has been suspended three times by the NFL, playing just 10 of a possible 34 games for the Dallas Cowboys over the course of two years.
That is a problem when you can’t have a top pass rusher on the field.
While on the field, Irving posted 56 tackles. 12.5 sacks and 12 pass deflections in 37 career games.
Per Spotrac, he made less than $4 million in his 4-year career.